Glenn Mitchell is the new Northern Lakes College president, says an August 20 NLC media release. He starts September 1, replacing Ann Everatt, who retires this fall.
In Slave Lake, Mitchell taught at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic School and NLC.
Mitchell says, “I am humbled and honoured to have the opportunity to serve in an institution that I have come to deeply love, in such an exciting time of change and transformation. I believe Northern Lakes College is positively positioned to continue to offer life-changing educational experiences for students in our region, our province, and beyond.”
“President Mitchell has a strong commitment to community-based education and supported distance learning,” says NLC board chair Daniel Vandermeulen. “I am confident that he has the experience and imagination to lead Northern Lakes College into the future.”
Mitchell has two undergraduate degrees and a diploma in Adult Teacher Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Calgary, and he do a doctorate at the U of C.
Mitchell has over 20 years of educational leadership experience, including 13 years at NLC. At NLC, he held various positions: distance learning coordinator, director, dean, and academic vice-president. He was also involved outside of the college. He chaired the Regional Stewardship Provincial Committee and the Alberta Deans of Business, and served on the Professional Development Advisory Committee, the Alberta Deans of Foundational Learning, and various provincial committees and groups.